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Lorraine Hansberry News

Date Of Birth:
May 19, 1930
Date Of Death:
January 12, 1965 (34)
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Gender:
Female
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DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1DTC Sets Cast, Creative Team for THE BOOK CLUB PLAY, Running 1/1-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Dallas Theater Center heads back to the Kalita Humphreys Theater with The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarias. Meredith McDonough, who previously worked on the new hit musical Fly By Night, returns to make her DTC directorial debut in this comedy about books and the people who love them. The Book Club Play begins previews on Thursday, January 1, 2015 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, February 1. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson CelebrationGoodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. (more...)

Morrisson Theatre Chorus's Holiday Concert Set for Now thru 12/14Morrisson Theatre Chorus's Holiday Concert Set for Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

The Morrisson Theatre Chorus, under the musical direction of Cesar Cancino, will present its Holiday Concert: Special Songs for a Special Time of the Year tonight, December 11, December 12 and December 13 at 8:00pm and December 14 at 2:00pm. The Holiday Concert will feature a selection of sacred classical works, popular holiday songs, gospel and spiritual selections, as well as audience sing-a-long pieces. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Black Rep's Timely Production of A RAISIN IN THE SUNBWW Reviews: The Black Rep's Timely Production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Chris Gibson - Dec 3, 2014

Sometimes I'm amazed at the synchronicity that can occur when you see as many plays as I do. For instance, I've had weekends of shows in the past that appeared to be theme related, even though theatre companies are often mapping out their production schedules up to at least a year in advance, and tend to go in their own directions regardless of what other groups are doing. Which brings us to the Black Rep's powerful production of playwright/activist Lorraine Hansberry's work, A RAISIN IN THE SUN. At a time when our community finds itself fractured and unable to come up with solutions that can bring us together and make us whole again, we have the opportunity to see a play that shines a light on just how far we've come, and how far we still have to go. (more...)

Morrisson Theatre Chorus's Holiday Concert Set for 12/11-14Morrisson Theatre Chorus's Holiday Concert Set for 12/11-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

The Morrisson Theatre Chorus, under the musical direction of Cesar Cancino, will present its Holiday Concert: Special Songs for a Special Time of the Year on December 11, December 12 and December 13 at 8:00pm and December 14 at 2:00pm. The Holiday Concert will feature a selection of sacred classical works, popular holiday songs, gospel and spiritual selections, as well as audience sing-a-long pieces. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater's SUPERHEROES Opens TonightCutting Ball Theater's SUPERHEROES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater opens its 16th season with the World Premiere of SUPERHEROES, written and directed by Sean San Jose. Featuring Myers Clark, Juan Amador, Donald E. Lacy, Jr., Britney Frazier, Ricky Saenz, and Delina Patrice Brooks, SUPERHEROES plays tonight, November 21 through December 21 (Press opening: December 2) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. (more...)

American Theatre Wing Releases Statement on Passing of Jerry TallmerAmerican Theatre Wing Releases Statement on Passing of Jerry Tallmer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

As previously reported, Village Voice theatre writer and creator of the Obie Awards, Jerry Tallmer passed away earlier this week on, November 9, 2014. He was 95 years old. (more...)

Theatre Critic and Obies Creator Jerry Tallmer Passes Away at 95Theatre Critic and Obies Creator Jerry Tallmer Passes Away at 95
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

According to the New York Times, Village Voice writer and creator of the Obie Awards, Jerry Tallmer, passed away yesterday, November 9, 2014. He was 95 years old. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AART Ensemble Takes DETROIT 67 On a Serious, Groovy Ride at a Rock Steady PaceBWW Reviews: AART Ensemble Takes DETROIT 67 On a Serious, Groovy Ride at a Rock Steady Pace
by Buster Spiller - Nov 7, 2014

It is in this setting that the regional production of "Detroit 67", written by Detroit native Dominique Morisseau and produced by the African American Repertory Theater (AART) takes place. In what can be a story easily dismissed as regional, of interest only to people familiar with the rise and fall of the city, Morisseau's colorful and fluid writing style complete with vernacular of that period, along with great direction and blocking creates a theatrical setting in which one is completely absorbed into the story and its place in U.S. history. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater's SUPERHEROES to Run 11/21-12/21Cutting Ball Theater's SUPERHEROES to Run 11/21-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater opens its 16th season with the World Premiere of SUPERHEROES, written and directed by Sean San Jose. Featuring Myers Clark, Juan Amador, Donald E. Lacy, Jr., Britney Frazier, Ricky Saenz, and Delina Patrice Brooks, SUPERHEROES plays November 21 through December 21 (Press opening: December 2) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call 415-525-1205. (more...)

Erie Theater Company Opens A RAISIN IN THE SUN TonightErie Theater Company Opens A RAISIN IN THE SUN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Erie Theater Company (ETC) is Erie, PA's newest theatrical entity. It was created this summer, to provide artists the opportunity to develop and perform in a venue that offers diverse, interesting favorites, and new works, to the wide variety of theater goers of Erie and the surrounding areas. They open tonight, November 6th. (more...)

Erie Theater Company to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Opening 11/6Erie Theater Company to Present A RAISIN IN THE SUN, Opening 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Erie Theater Company (ETC) is Erie, PA's newest theatrical entity. It was created this summer, to provide artists the opportunity to develop and perform in a venue that offers diverse, interesting favorites, and new works, to the wide variety of theater goers of Erie and the surrounding areas. They open on November 6th. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Laura Pedersen, Playwright for BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVENBWW Interviews: Laura Pedersen, Playwright for BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 23, 2014

Laura Pedersen, renowned author, is the playwright for Brightness of Heaven no onstage at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre in New York City through December 14th. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Pedersen about some of her inspirations, her fascinating career and the show. (more...)

NYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship ProgramNYTW Accepting Applications For 2015-16 Playwriting, Directing Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

?New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) is currently accepting applications for the 2015/16 season of its 2050 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights and directors. (more...)

Juliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan CommissionsJuliana Nash, Nell Benjamin, Nathan Jackson, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Greg Pierce and More Among MTC's Alfred P. Sloan Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce recent recipients of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Initiative commissions for Manhattan Theatre Club. The commissioned writers are Jeff Augustin (Little Children Dream of God), Courtney Baron (A Very Common Procedure) and Juliana Nash (Murder Ballad), Nell Benjamin (The Explorers Club), Madeline George (The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence), Tom Holloway (And No More Shall We Part), Nathan Jackson (Broke-ology), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon), Greg Pierce (Slowgirl), and Alexandra Wood (The Initiate). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Casper - Week of 10/12/2014Now Playing Onstage in Casper - Week of 10/12/2014
by BWW - Oct 12, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/12/2014 for Casper (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK Surfaces 50 Years of Wicked Controversy for Aurora Theatre Audiences, 10/2-26CLYBOURNE PARK Surfaces 50 Years of Wicked Controversy for Aurora Theatre Audiences, 10/2-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The brutally funny Clybourne Park engages audiences in an uncensored journey, revealing the challenges and controversies in one house spanning 50 years of societal changes. As part ofAurora Theatre's 19th Season Peach State Federal Credit Union Signature Series, the darkly satirical Pulitzer Prize winning comedy makes its debut in metro-Atlanta October 2-26. (more...)

History Matters Extends Application Deadline For Judith Barlow PrizeHistory Matters Extends Application Deadline For Judith Barlow Prize
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

HISTORY MATTERS/BACK TO THE FUTURE, a coalition of theatre professionals, has announced the application deadline for the new Judith Barlow Prize has been extended to December 30th, 2014 to better align with the academic calendar. The Judith Barlow Prize will award $2,500 annually to a student playwright of a one-act play inspired by the work of an historic woman playwright whom she/he has studied. In addition, a $1000 prize will be awarded to the runner up and a $500 prize will be awarded to the winning student's professor who participated in the One Play at a Time initiative. (more...)

Garth Fagan Dance Comes to Ebony Rep This WeekendGarth Fagan Dance Comes to Ebony Rep This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today that Garth Fagan Dance will return to Los Angeles after an absence of ten years. The company's program includes the Los Angeles premiere of excerpts from 'Lighthouse/Lightning Rod,' a collaboration of the company's Founder/Artistic Director Garth Fagan, Wynton Marsalis and California-based visual artist Alison Saar. 'Lighthouse' opened the Brooklyn Academy of Music season in 2012. Performances at the 400-seat Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles will run this weekend, October 3-5, 2014. For more information, visit www.ebonyrep.org. (more...)

Joel Ferrell to Direct DTC's DRIVING MISS DAISY; Cast and Creative Team SetJoel Ferrell to Direct DTC's DRIVING MISS DAISY; Cast and Creative Team Set
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Rehearsals are underway for Driving Miss Daisy, the second show of Dallas Theater Center's 2014-15 season. Joel Ferrell, director and choreographer of DTC's hot-ticket production of The Rocky Horror Show, directs Driving Miss Daisy, which marks DTC's return to the historic Kalita Humphreys Theater for the first time in one and a half years. Driving Miss Daisy begins previews on Thursday, October 16 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, November 16. Tickets to Driving Miss Daisy are on sale now at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org and by phone at (214) 880-0202. (more...)

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